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The Police Command in Kano State said on Thursday that no fewer than 1,800 political thugs were currently in prison across the state, awaiting trial.

Kano elections: Over 1,800 in prison for thuggery – Police

The Police Command in Kano State said on Thursday that no fewer than 1,800 political thugs were currently in prison across the state, awaiting trial.

Offa robbery: Police want me to implicate Senator Saraki – suspect

One of the suspects in the April 5th, 2018 bloody bank robbery in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state, Ayoade Akinnibosun, on Monday revealed that the police asked him to implicate Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Gunmen shoots ex-NHRC boss in Benue

A former Executive Secretary of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Anweh, was on Saturday, shot in the leg by unknown gunmen in Gboko metropolis of Gboko Local Government Area in Benue State.

Abducted Lebanese killed in Kano

The Kano State Police Command yesterday confirmed the killing of the Lebanese engineer, Sagir Ahmed, by his abductors.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Elections: Observers exonerate military of wrongdoing in Rivers, Akwa Ibom

A Coalition of Civil Rights Movement (CCRM), on Monday, commended the military’s ‘exceptional’ conduct during the recently concluded governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.

Nigerian Army: 24 arrested for snatching ballot boxes during gov polls

The Nigerian Army said it arrested no fewer than 24 suspects in connection with electoral offences during the Saturday Governorship and House Assembly elections in Imo, Abia and Cross River States.

Elections: More INEC materials carted away in Ebonyi as PDP, APC trade blame

Barely 9 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission sensitive and non sensitive materials was set ablaze by suspected political thugs in Okposi Umuohara in Ezza North LGA, another set of the Commissions materials for today’s election at Ngbo ward in Aobodo Eja in Ohaukwu Local government area also reportedly carted away by suspected thugs in Ebonyi.

Political thugs burn down INEC RAC in Ebonyi community

Suspected political thugs at about 2:15am set ablaze the Registration Area Centre (RAC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Okposi Umuoghara community in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Bayelsa elections: APC urges residents to vote out Governor Dickson’s anointed candidates

As Bayelsans go back to polls on 9th of March to elect the House of Assembly members, the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged them to vote out those it called Governor Henry Seriake Dickson’s anointed candidates.
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Fear of voter apathy heightens in Lagos ahead guber polls

Some eligible voters in Lagos State say they may shun the March 9, governorship and state House of Assembly elections due to fear of attack by thugs, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Ijaw leaders condemn killings in Bayelsa, Rivers

Ijaw leaders have condemned what they described as the “senseless killings” in Ijaw-populated communities of Rivers and Bayelsa State during the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

The rise and fall of Saraki dynasty

The leader of Kwara’s crumbling dynasty has reportedly conceded defeat even as he urged his party to fight to the finish, apparently hoping for a political miracle in the gubernatorial and state assembly elections this Saturday.

Hoodlums attack community, private radio station in Gombe

Some hoodlums suspected to be political thugs have attacked Lafiyawo community in Gombe State, destroying a private radio station, Progress FM, located along Gombe Airport Road.

CSOs protest in Bayelsa, demand fresh election

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Bayelsa State have held a peaceful protest in Yenagoa, the state capital demanding fresh presidential and National Assembly elections in some wards in Nembe and Southern Ijaw local government areas.
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IGP Adamu orders probe of assault on DCP in Bayelsa

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered assessment of the alleged assault on a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) by suspected political thugs in Twon Brass, Brass Local Government Area of the state.

Thugs set ablaze INEC office in Imo

Political thugs on Sunday night set ablaze the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
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Pastor Enenche: Politicians responsible for killings will be killed themselves

The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul Enenche, says any politician responsible for the death of any Nigerian in a bid to win elections shall face the wrath of God.

Gunmen kill police officer attached to Governor Bello’s aide

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be political thugs have shot dead a police officer attached to the Personal Assistant to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Kabir Aliu.

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